FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 16th, 2014

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Total Casino Revenue In Pennsylvania Tops $3 Billion For Third Consecutive Year

HARRISBURG, PA:  Total combined gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos during calendar year 2013 dropped just over one-percent from 2012, but still marked the third straight year in which the revenue figure topped $3 billion.

According to figures released today by the Gaming Control Board, combined gross revenue from casino gaming was $3,113,928,590 in 2013, 1.4% under total gross revenue in 2012 of $3,158,317,863.

Tax revenue in 2013 from the combined play of slot machines and table games was $1,384,391,014. Slot machines are taxed at an approximate 55% rate while table games are taxed at 14%.

The following chart tracks slot machine and table games gross revenue since the first slots-only casino opened in November 2006.  Table games were added to Pennsylvania casinos in July 2010. Total gaming revenue since the first casino opened in Pennsylvania has totaled over $16.4 billion through the end of 2013.

Calendar Year

Gross Slot Machine Revenue

Gross Table Games Revenue

Total Gaming Revenue

2006

$31,567,926

n/a

$31,567,926

2007

$1,039,030,723

n/a

$1,039,030,723

2008

$1,615,565,758

n/a

$1,615,565,758

2009

$1,964,570,480

n/a

$1,964,570,480

2010

$2,273,934,190

$212,473,871

$2,486,408,061

2011

$2,405,867,897

$618,905,062

$3,024,772,959

2012

$2,470,935,317

$687,382,546

$3,158,317,863

2013

$2,384,098,225

$729,830,365

$3,113,928,590

 

The Board also reported today that gross revenue from just the play of table games at Pennsylvania casinos was $58.9 million in December 2013.  That represented a decrease of 2.3% in gross revenue from table games play compared to December of 2012.

The gross table games revenue breakdown for each of the casinos in December 2013 is as follows:

Casino

December 2013 Tables

December 2013 Gross Revenue

December 2012 Tables

December 2012 Gross Revenue

 
 

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

183

$14,194,356

152

$13,483,331

 

Parx Casino

165

$10,180,171

163

$9,466,900

 

SugarHouse Casino

58

$7,281,959

56

$7,724,091

 

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

126

$7,089,634

121

$7,240,002

 

Rivers Casino

113

$5,593,869

116

$5,795,240

 

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

84

$3,397,647

84

$3,319,632

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort

74

$3,062,778

72

$3,434,196

 

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

69

$2,830,904

69

$3,239,106

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort

50

$2,194,593

50

$2,619,138

 

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

75

$1,746,776

80

$2,970,906

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

46

$1,053,511

53

$1,090,895

 

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (opened 7/1/13)

28

$348,432

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Statewide Total

1,071

$58,974,629

1,016

$60,383,437

 

 

Finally, the Board is also providing a gross table games revenue comparison for each casino for 2013 and 2012. The December figure boosted gross table games revenue during 2013 to $730 million, an increase of 6.2% over the previous year.

Casino

Gross Table Games Revenue 2013

Gross Table Games Revenue 2012

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$176,577,739

$146,492,966

Parx Casino

$119,244,192

$109,959,936

SugarHouse Casino

$84,797,895

$83,941,815

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack

$77,285,609

$81,009,223

Rivers Casino

$67,702,280

$69,738,431

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

$43,764,894

$42,747,972

Mount Airy Casino Resort

$40,523,390

$39,670,415

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

$36,427,141

$38,579,543

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

$34,552,104

$35,441,404

Valley Forge Casino Resort (opened 3/31/12)

$33,046,232

$21,419,727

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

$13,513,477

$18,381,114

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (opened 7/1/13)

$2,395,413

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Statewide Total

$729,830,365

$687,382,546

 

The monthly report for table games along with monthly and yearly reports for all gaming revenue are posted on the Board’s web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The 12 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.

 

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.  You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

 

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